Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, by David Wong

Walking through the library, I happened to glimpse, out of the corner of my eye, a book with a picture of a cat flying through the air, surrounded by high tech-looking weaponry.  I was intrigued.  I strode over and turned to the back cover, where I was greeted by a robotic hand in disrepair holdingContinue reading “Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, by David Wong”

Profile: Jimmy Page

Few Guitarists have had an impact upon music as profound as Jimmy Page.  He has a propensity for riff driven rock, of which the influences can be heard as far and wide as Rage Against the Machine, to the revivalist blues of The Black Keys. It’s not the riffs that make his music great however,Continue reading “Profile: Jimmy Page”

Amon Amarth: Jomsviking

When I first began reviewing about half a year ago, I can honestly say that I never expected to review a band quite like Amon Amarth.  Their sound isn’t anything too atypicaal, and resembles that of most modern death metal outfits; with one  minor caveat, their songs are all about vikings.  Strange as this mayContinue reading “Amon Amarth: Jomsviking”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

How does one begin a sequel to a picture as bombastic and gonzo as the original Guardians of the Galaxy?  An ominous zoom into an exotic planet? A high speed space battle? How about a battle with a monster, shown in the background as Baby Groot wanders along the battlefield to ELO’s “Mr. Blue Sky”.Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2”

Moana

Nominated for several awards, among them Best Song, and Best Animated Picture, and winner of the “Best movie for adults that don’t want to grow up” award (I hadn’t heard of it either), Moana has received an unusual amount of critical acclaim, especially for what it is, and how it was marketed.  It is however,Continue reading “Moana”

Special Announcement

I’ve recently been in communication with Nolan Hogenboom of Stakhanovite.  He has agreed to do an interview regarding his new album.  I for one, have tons of questions I’d like to ask, but I thought I’d give anyone else with questions the opportunity to have them answered.  If there’s something you’d like me to askContinue reading “Special Announcement”

Batman VS. Superman is a thoughtful masterpiece cleverly disguised as a superhero flick.

BvS is a cinematic event that has accrued a rather large amount of speculation, mainly because the public doesn’t know what they’re getting. Is DC unveiling a new and dynamic media for their storytelling? Or are they merely playing catch-up to Marvel and their cinematic universe? Such is the question that crossed my mind enteringContinue reading “Batman VS. Superman is a thoughtful masterpiece cleverly disguised as a superhero flick.”